Name: The Sleeping Magic
Author: Xavier Daviu
Series: Lyon's Legend.
Publisher: The author
Pages: 394 pages.
About the author:
Xavier was born 25 years ago in Mallorca (Spain) and hasn't left excepting some small holidays. He liked reading since young and as an only child, he invented stories to have fun. In 2009 he got and university degree in History and did a master to teach secondary school.
He started preparing this novel in his second year duing a conference he asisted to get more credits one of the speakers did his conference in italian and as Xavier didn't understand any of it he started writing.
Five years later and after writing, rewriting, rethinking, taking of parts and nearly rewriting most of the story, he managed to finish it and send it to publishers, but none showed any interest. After getting the domain for the web on his birthday he put some of the chapters and drawings of the characters, and finally decided to publish the whole novel on the internet.
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What I say:
When I first heard about this book I was intrigued, I mean it sounded like something I would love to read, as it's fantasy and that is one of my favorite genres. But I was unsure as a great fan of fantasy books I know that it's a genre that is difficult to write and even more to write right. But this book was amazing.
The explanations of the different scenery's made me feel like I was actually in that world. And the characters are really well made and interesting and they made me feel like I actually know them.
I loved Neree (it's where Lyon lives at the beginning of the book) and all the characters we meet there, but the real action and swooning beginnings when Lyon leaves for Mera and meets his uncle Eren, who is brave, strong, handsome, rich, nice.... (and now I sound like Ilia)
And I love the house he stays in and the library what wouldn't I give to have one of them :) And Lyon's grandparents especially his grandad are barking mad, but they are also incredibly funny.And then Lyon meets Ilia a hot tempered girl, and her twin Brok much calmer, Niruk the one who's always joking, Serene, an intelligent 13 year old. And his two new teachers: Tarek who is very serious and Garwan a strong warrior.
Lyon is 14 and has had a sheltered life with his grandma in Neree (you will discover what happened to his parents in the book) and takes very well the fact that he is thrown into a world of secrets and discoveries.
I can't say much more without giving away the book but it's a must read if you like fantasy books, it's also got the plus that it's free.
I give it 5 stars, and hope to read the next book soon.
See you all next time.
Título: La Magia Dormida
Autor: Xavier Daviu
Serie: La Leyenda de Lyon.
Editorial: El autor
Páginas: 394 páginas.
Página web: www.lamagiadormida.com/
Sobre el autor:
Xavier nació hace 25 años en Mallorca (España) y nunca se ha ido excepto para algun viaje. Le gustaba leer desde pequeño, y como hijo unico se inventaba historias para entretenerse. En el 2009 se licencio en historia e hizo un master para enseñar en la escuela secundaria.
Empezó a preparar su novela en su segundo año de carrera durante una conferencia a la que asistió para conseguir creditos extra. Cuando uno de los ponentes dió su conferencia en italiano Xavier no se enteraba de nada asi que comenzó a escribir.
Cinco años después y despues de escribir, reescribir, repensar, borrar y rehacer de cero la mayoría de la novela, consiguió terminarla y la envió a las editoriales, que no parecían tener mucho interes.
Después de que le regalasen el dominio de su página web por su cumpleaños, subió algunos de los campitulos y dibujos de los personajes, y finalmente decidió publicar toda la novela para que la gente pudiese leerla.